February 5th, 2015
Erma R. Butterfuss, 87, of 103 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at her home.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Moyers, W. Va., daughter of the late Lester and Mary Alice Moyers Pitsenbarger. She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950.
She was a graduate of Blue Grass High School in Blue Grass, Va., Class of 1944, and as a member of the Cadet Nurses Corp from the Emergency Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., Class of 1948.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane wrestling won 30-24 over Johnsonburg Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only three matches were wrestled on the mat and Johnsonburg won them all, picking up a pinfall and two decisions.
Ridgway gymnastics set a season-high team score, scoring 119.9 team points against Altoona Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Altoona won the meet with 129.95 team points.
Hailey Hoffman of Ridgway was the all-around winner with a score of 34.3. Hoffman won the bars, beam and floor exercise events. Rachael Schiafone was fifth for Ridgway with a 30.475 and Alanna Schiafone was sixth with a 29.15.
JOHNSONBURGÂ â€“Â Johnsonburg wrestling lost 32-9 to Youngsville Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only four matches were wrestled on the mat and each team picked up two victories. Youngsville was aided by three forfeit victories, including at the opening weight of 195 pounds as Austin Spear picked up the forfeit win for Youngsville. After there was no match at 220 pounds, William Peluso tied the team score with a first-period pin over Mason Benjamin in 1:55.
Virginia D. Gigliotti, 88, of 727 Penn St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born July 14, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Marion and Wladyslawa Silcosky Simchick.
On Sept. 29, 1944, she married Battiste J. Gigliotti. He died Sept. 4, 2010.
Jay Tomas Schill, 45, of Launer Drive, Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
He was born Oct. 21, 1970 in Ridgway, son of Sandra E. (Lewis) Schill and the late Fredrick John Schill.
He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and Penn State with an associate in engineering.
He was a member of the Wilcox Sportsmenâ€™s where he had served as manager for several years and a member of the Johnsonburg Elks, Piedmont, American Legion and Central Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and especially fly fishing.Â He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
Rides 4 Vets, a local volunteer based organization, aims to help area veterans make it to medical appointments by providing transportation services.
The organization has provided services for six years after starting in 2008; they began transporting veterans in 2009.
Throughout those six years, Rides 4 Vets has provided over 1,000 rides for veterans, according to secretary, office manager and and driver Jake Himes.
He added the organization has been offering about 20 rides per month over the past few months.
The planning for the fifth annual housing expo continues as Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) workers are working to add more vendors to the event, which is set to take place March 12 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church parish center in St. Marys.
The expo is set up to allow local vendors to showcase their particular crafts in an attempt to help renters, buyers, landlords and current homeowners learn about housing topics such as building, renovating and maintaining their homes.
KERSEY â€“ Contaminated water issues which plagued Fox Township in November appear to be under control for the time being.
Rob Singer, Toby Water Treatment Plant system operator, said there are no problems at this time.
According to Singer, they must circulate the water once a week to keep chlorine residuals up.
"All of that seems to be working pretty well for the past month now," Singer said.
The Fox Township Supervisors will meet with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in Knox.
Two St. Marys men charged with robbing a home at gunpoint on Sunrise Road now face criminal conspiracy charges for allegedly concocting a story about stolen prescription pills.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kyle Lee Sarginger, 25, of St. Marys allowed Spencer Gene Rudolph, 19, of St. Marys, to punch him in the face and then reported to police that an unknown suspect had struck him and stolen his Oxycodone tablets.